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Photography is a vast field that encompasses a wide variety of techniques to create that unique captivating image.  Add to that the complicated camera gear and post processing techniques in today's technology age.

Dave can help you make efficient use of your time and quickly learn techniques to tap into your creativity, figure out your camera gear, and create wonderful images.

With 15 years photography experience and over 20 years of business experience, Dave has over 100 images published in books, magazines, calendars, etc. around the globe.  Dave is continuously inspired by both landscape and wildlife photography and has photographed across Western Canada and the Yukon, many US states and recently Italy.

Dave is also an advocate for sound old growth forest management practices and believes that increasing public awareness through photography and videography, we can come to terms with preserving old growth forests in BC and beyond.

Most recently, Dave received his Advanced Operations drone pilot license (Transport Canada approved) enabling flights in controlled airspace in Canada.  This new avenue has opened opportunities in real estate, tourism and commercial photography that were difficult to access in the past.

Dave offers private and small group lessons for both in-the-field and post processing.  Dave also co-leads (Matt Shannon Photography & Vision Quest Photography) workshops on Vancouver Island, Colorado, and The Arctic. 

How Dave Hutchison Images can help YOU become a better photographer


Certified Advanced Operations Drone Pilot in Canada (by Transport Canada)

During the summer of 2020 I started studying for my Advanced Operations drone pilot license.  In Sept I passed all the exams and I certified to fly in controlled airspace in Canada (Transport Canada approved).  Each flight plan is submitted and approved by Nav Canada and takes anywhere from 2 hrs to a day to approve a flight.

This is very useful for specific commercial projects such as real estate in the Sidney & Victoria (Class C & E controlled airspace). 

For more information on my aerial photography services & rates, please email directly.


2020 PPOC-BC Photographer of the Year Finalist

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Best In Class Winner of Fine Art 2020 PPOC National Image Competition

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Professional Affiliations & Recent Awards


2020 PPOC National Photographic Artist of the Year Finalist


Awarded 2 Merit images and 1 Accepted image at the 2019 PPOC BC Image Competition held in Vancouver, BC

Awarded 3 Accepted images at the 2019 PPOC National Images Competition held in Woodstock, Ontario

Accredited in Nature, Scenic/Pictorial, and Wildlife Photography with PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada)

PPOC Accredited Member since 2013

Nikon Professional Services Member (NPS) since 2010

2020 PPOC National Photographic Artist of the Year Finalist images

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